I now interrupt this Halloween season to bring you an important lesson on personal fashion.
By no means do I call myself a fashionista. Sure, I can recognize cool things in the store, nice color combos, and if you asked me to pair up and accessorize and outfit I could if I had to. The thing is, though, that when it comes to doing this for myself, it is a lot easier said than done.
So, today I wore this to work and I will have to admit that it is one of the more flattering things I’ve worn together in a while. I find that day to day, my jeans and belly covering blouse shirts are a little lackluster, but this look to me plays up my best features and deceives the eye not to focus on my worst.
For starters, the shirt I purchased from JCPenney last year is long enough and covers up my belly. I like this style of top, but for some reason, it is very hard for me to find tops in this style. I might not be looking in the right place. Secondly, I’m wearing it over tights along with boots I bought last year that show off my best asset…my legs. Admittedly, I should wear more skirts and play them up more, but honestly, I’m lazy and jeans are usually a quick go-to option. I need to get out of that habit. The throwover cardigan covers up my arms, an area I’m a little sensitive about. And I added a long camera necklace to add a little personality to the outfit.
The only thing I’d say I’m missing is a pop of color. I tend to gravitate toward black outfits (9 times out of 10 over brown). I guess it’s a comfort thing. I also think it works cause it’s a layered look that I don’t do very often. It’s expensive to buy shirts/cardigans/tights/accessories in every shade/style to layer together and it’s a lot of work to mix and match them.
Admittedly, wearing this, especially with the boots brought my confidence level up today. All it took was wearing heels. I don’t see myself doing this everyday though. Yowsers, that would be so rough. I guess I can understand why women do it though to feel powerful.
And while photographing this, I had a little fun taking photos. Here’s another cool one I took that seriously plays up my boots.
So what is your go-to outfit that you feel good in? I only have a few that I feel really work. I need to get some more!
Until next time Swellions!
Coool! And aside from liking your outfit…i love how the first photo looks like you have wings!
Tina W says
And you look fabulous!
girl, you are so crafty- sew your own shirts using that one as a pattern! is it jersey? SO easy.
Mim Smith Faro says
Love the photos and you look awesome! That light is amazing.
I don’t have a go-to outfit that makes me feel good. I’d lost some weight earlier this year and now I’m plateaued but it’s really my fault because I’m not doing anything much to change it 🙁 I love the way your outfit accentuates what you love and minimizes what you don’t.
Tanya C. says
I really like your top, trendy and it feels comfy.
My go-to outfit is black top,faded jeans and a chunky bracelet,and sleek boots.
You look mah-velous!!